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[audio]The Sound of Young America: Apr 8 2011: John Darnielle - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
John Darnielle began making music as the frontman of folk rock band The Mountain Goats in 1991. The band subsequently has gained a cult following and Darnielle has been hailed as one of rock's best lyricists. The Mountain Goats' newest release is All Eternals Deck.
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[audio]The College Years: Dustin Diamond Day - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
This week, an interview with one of America's favorite icons, Dustin Diamond. Jesse, Gene and Jordan talk with Screech about how he chooses work, his band and the Milwaukee Metal Fest as Gene tries to derail "Choo Choo!". Please note this is a repost.
Downloads: 89 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Apr 16 2005: Rock Snobs - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Apr 16 2005: Rock Snobs This week, we examine Rock Snobbery, with guests Ira Kaplan of indie rock legends Yo La Tengo, comedian Greg Proops, and Steven Daly, author of "The Rock Snob's Dictionary." Originally broadcast 4-16-05.
Downloads: 61 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]The Sound of Young America: May 9 2011: Sarah Vowell - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Sarah Vowell is an author and humorist whose newest book, Unfriendly Fishes, is about the annexation of Hawaii.
Downloads: 160 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Feb 1 2009: Kasper Hauser: Wedding Announcements - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Wedding Announcements from Kasper Hauser's upcoming book Weddings of the Times.
Downloads: 10
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Oct 28 2011: Jeanne Darst, author of Fiction Ruined My Family - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Jeanne Darst is a writer and performer whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and This American Life. She recently published her first book, Fiction Ruined My Family, about her literary family who spent more time drinking than writing.
Downloads: 11
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Dec 15 2006: Holiday Special 2006 - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Guests Paul Feig, Mike Birbiglia & Kasper Hauser. Paul Feig is the director of the new film Unnacompanied Minors, as well as the creator of Freaks & Geeks.
Downloads: 10
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Aug 7 2007: Lifesavas Bonus Audio - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
The Lifesavas talk about their Portland roots, their introduction to the Native Tongues, and more.
Downloads: 10
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Feb 7 2008: Zach Rogue Live in SF - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Zach Rogue is frontman of the San Francisco indie rock band Rogue Wave. High-quality downloads of his songs can be found online at our site, maximumfun.org.
Downloads: 12
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jul 7 2006: Kasper Hauser Preview - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
A special preview of the Kasper Hauser Podcast, due in late summer.
Downloads: 11
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Mar 13 2007: Acceptable TV - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Guest Dan Harmon is the Executive Producer of Acceptable TV, and was the co-creator of Channel 101 and the cult TV pilot Heat Vision and Jack.
Downloads: 8
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Feb 22 2010: Sundance: Jeffrey Blitz and Sean Welch - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Jeffrey Blitz and Sean Welch were nominated for an Oscar for their first documentary feature, Spellbound. Blitz went on to direct the fictional feature Rocket Science, as well as episodes of The Office. Now, Blitz and Welch have a new documentary, called Lucky, about lottery winners.
Downloads: 12
[audio]The College Years: Mar 17 2005: My My Marmot - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Jesse speaks with the founders of the Lebowski Fest, Will Russell and Scott Shuffitt. Then, author Seth Greenland talks about his book Shining City. Finally, callers call in to talk about marmots! What's a marmot, you ask? Listen to find out! Or google it.
Downloads: 11
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Apr 27 2010: The AV Club - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Editor in Chief Josh Modell and Film Editor Scott Tobias of The AV Club join Jesse to proffer some gems in the world of arts and entertainment.
Downloads: 10
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Oct 13 2006: Best Friends - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Guests John Hodgman and Jonathan Coulton. Our guests were college classmates, and remain close friends today. Hodgman is an author and is regularly seen on The Daily Show. Coulton is a comic singer-songwriter.
Downloads: 12
[audio]The Sound of Young America: May 10 2007: Celebrity Snark - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Guests Amelie Gillette of The AV Club and Alex Blagg of BestWeekEver.TV discuss the proliferation of celebrity snark.
Downloads: 10
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Nov 8 2010: Live at WNYC: Judah Friedlander - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Judah Friedlander is a regular on NBC's 30 Rock and the author of How To Beat Up Anybody. He is the World Champion.
Downloads: 11
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Nov 2 2008: Graham Linehan - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Graham Linehan is an Irish comedy writer, who co-created the sitcom Father Ted, and created the series The IT Crowd. He also worked on shows like Big Train, Brasseye, and The Day Today.
Downloads: 7
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jun 25 2005: Good Friends and Great Times - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
This week it's Good Friends and Great Times on The Sound of Young America. We talk about Summer movies with Doug Benson of The Marijuanalogues. We also chat with James Frey, author of "A Million Tiny Pieces," as well as the brand new "My Friend Leonard."
Downloads: 11
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jun 4 2005: The Nucular Option - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
This week's program explores The Nucular Option... our guests are Geoffrey Nunberg, Stanford Linguist and regular Fresh Air commentator, and Stella, the comedy trio (Michael Ian Black, Michael Schowalter, David Wain) behind a new eponymous Comedy Central series. You may know them from their work in MTV's The State, from the film Wet Hot American Summer, or from their appearances in various VH1 talking head shows...
Downloads: 9
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Sep 28 2009: Nathan Rabin - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Nathan Rabin is head writer for The AV Club and author of The Big Rewind: A Memoir Brought To You By Pop Culture.
Downloads: 11
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jul 11 2011: AV Club Picks July 2011 - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
AV Club editors Kyle Ryan and Tasha Robinson join us to talk about their top picks in July's music, movies, and books.
Downloads: 9
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jun 12 2010: W. Kamau Bell - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
W. Kamau Bell is a San Francisco-based comedian who soaks up politics and pop culture and filters it through a racial lens, using his irreverent thoughts and critiques as fodder for his comedy. He recently ended a run of his critically-acclaimed one-man show, "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour". His television appearances include performances on Comics Unleashed and Comedy Central, and he is a co-founder of The Solo Performance Work shop.
Downloads: 10
[audio]The College Years: Jan 20 2005: Back from Jury Duty - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
The College Years is back from jury duty! On this episode, get to know the sketch comedy troupe, Olde English. And then look forward to Jesse's interview with director, actor, and writer Paul Feig.
Downloads: 10
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jul 7 2008: Kabluey - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Scott Prendergast is the writer, director and star of the indie comedy Kabluey. The film, which also stars Lisa Kudrow, concerns a young man helping tend to his brother's children while his brother is serving in Iraq.
Downloads: 9
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jul 24 2008: Camp Camp - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Roger Bennett is co-author of "Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies." It's a collection of reminiscences and ephemera related to summer camp.
Downloads: 12
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jan 28 2008: Jeffrey Blitz - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Jeffrey Blitz is the director of the film "Rocket Science." He also directed the documentary "Spellbound."
Downloads: 9
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Aug 27 2005: People Helping People - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Guest Bob Edwards. We talk with Bob Edwards, long-time host of NPR's Morning Edition, and now host of the Bob Edwards Show on XM Satellite Radio. Also, we help a listener impress his girlfriend, and Jesse's little brother tells a joke.
Downloads: 11
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Mar 19 2009: Steven Johnson - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Steven Johnson is a writer on the history of ideas whose books include The Ghost Map and Everything Bad Is Good For You. His latest is The Invention of Air.
Downloads: 10
[audio]The Sound of Young America: May 7 2005: The Onion, the Sklars, and Hard N Phirm. - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
This week, we talk with Carol Kolb, editor-in-chief of The Onion, America's Finest News Source. We also talk with Joe Garden, a writer for the paper who's running a campaign to replace Conan O'Brien as host of Late Night in 2008. Plus... comedy from the Sklar Brothers and Hard N Phirm.
Downloads: 12
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jul 14 2010: Jordan Ranks America: July 2010 - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Jordan Morris tells us what's hot and what's not.
Downloads: 9
[audio]The College Years: Apr 29 2004: FOOD: - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Today's theme is FOOD - Our guest is Jamis McNiven, eccentric restaurant mogul of Bucks of Woodside and the author of Breakfast at Bucks: Tales From the Pancake Guy.
Downloads: 11
[audio]The Sound of Young America: May 5 2010: Wisenheimer - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Mark Oppenheimer is the author of Wisenheimer, a memoir about growing up verbally precocious and finding himself in organized debate. He's also religion columnist for the New York Times and professor of English and Political Science at Yale.
Downloads: 11
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Apr 23 2008: Sloane Crosley - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Sloane Crosley is author of the humorous essay collection "I Was Told There'd Be Cake." It recently debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.
Downloads: 10
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jul 15 2010: Colson Whitehead - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Colson Whitehead is one of America's most acclaimed novelists. He was the recepient of a MacArthur "genius" grant for his fiction, which includes Apex Hides the Hurt and John Henry Days. His latest novel is Sag Harbor, about the African American beach enclave.
Downloads: 9
[audio]The College Years: Feb 5 2004: The High Five Club - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Jesse and Jordan interview Teddy from The Gaskets and hold a contest for Willl Durst tickets. Good times and Capri Suns.
Downloads: 5
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Sep 12 2005: Classic Material - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Guests Chris Hardwick and Patton Oswalt. We take a trip back in time for a classic episode of The Sound. Patton Oswalt isn't just a co-star on The King of Queens. He's also one of America's best comics. Chris Hardwick is no slouch in that department, either -- though you may know him as the host of MTV's "Singled Out."
Downloads: 13
[audio]The College Years: Feb 24 2005: Hollow Men - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Jesse talks to Doug Benson about who will win the 2005 Oscars. Then comedy troupe The Hollow Men storm onto the show. Shenanigans abound!
Downloads: 8
[audio]The Sound of Young America: May 17 2010: Jim Lehrer - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Jim Lehrer is the anchor and executive editor of The PBS Newshour. He's also the author of 20 novels, the most recent of which is the train mystery The Super.
Downloads: 12
[audio]The College Years: Dec 2 2004: Party Time! - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
In this episode, The Sound of Young America celebrates The Second City, one of comedy's great institutions. Appropriately, Jesse talks to Anne Libera, author of The Second City Almanac of Improvisation.
Downloads: 4
[audio]The College Years: Mar 24 2005: Rebirth - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Jesse talks to New York writer, artist, and musician Paul D. Miller, AKA DJ Spooky. Then writer Sharon Waxman talks about her book Rebels on the Backlot, which discusses the indie film explosion of the mid 1990's.
Downloads: 9
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jan 14 2006: Wholphin! - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Guests Fred Armisen and Brent Hoff. Fred Armisen is a star on Saturday Night Live, and he's really, really nice (funny, too). Brent Hoff is the editor of McSweeney's new DVD magazine, Wholphin. Also, music from the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and a comedy sketch from Kasper Hauser.
Downloads: 10
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Mar 24 2010: SxSW: David Gordon Green - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
David Gordon Green is a director. His films have ranged from the touching indie drama George Washington (his debut) to his most recent, the stoner action-comedy Pineapple Express. He's also worked with college friends Jody Hill, Danny McBride and Ben Best on the HBO series Eastbound and Down, and on the upcoming fantasy comedy Your Highness.
Downloads: 13
[audio]The College Years: Oct 24 2002: A Living Hell - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Rock and roll band The Flipsides and George Ratliff, director of the documentary "Hell House" join Jesse, Gene, and Jordan in this edition. Other than that, not much else.
Downloads: 7
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jul 27 2007: Miranda July - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Miranda July is an artist, author and filmmaker. Her latest book is No One Belongs Here More Than You.
Downloads: 14
[audio]The Sound of Young America: Jun 21 2010: The AV Club June 2010 - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Kyle Ryan and Genevieve Koski of The AV Club join Jesse to recommend the best in popular culture. Kyle recommends the latest Roots album, How I Got Over and the documentary film, Winnebago Man. Genevieve recommends the new Robyn release, Body Talk Pt. 1 and the Starz show, Party Down.
Downloads: 7
[audio]The Sound of Young America: May 22 2011: Men of a Certain Age: Mike Royce and Ray Romano - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Mike Royce and Ray Romano are the co-creators of the TNT comedic drama "Men of a Certain Age", which follows three friends through the struggles of middle age. They've previously worked together on the hit sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond".
Downloads: 14
[audio]The College Years: Feb 15 2001: No Theme - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
On this Sound of Young America broadcast, it's a potpourri, a hodge-podge, a cornucopia of miscellany. Here's a rundown: We hear a bizarre message left on Matt's voicemail by a Briton looking for someone named "Harry." Then a woman, who says Harry is "in trouble!" calls. Who is Harry? Jordan improvises a poem with a yutz at the candy store. Jordan shares some Bold Statements. Jesse "Runs the Numbers"...
Downloads: 11
[audio]The College Years: Nov 29 2001: Feelings - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
Jesse, Jordan and Gene take calls, as listeners share their feelings. Plus a visit from the XXXtreme weather man.
Downloads: 7
[audio]The College Years: Jan 31 2003: A Family Affair - Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
The Sound of Young America: The College Years is a chronicle of the rise to power of three young men who would one day become kings of the radio field. Comedy, interviews, banter, delight.
Downloads: 7
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